Whitney Houston or Whitney Elizabeth Houston was an American singer and actress. Whitney began singing in church as a child and became a background vocalist while in high school.
Her second cousin is Dionne Warwick and her godmother is Aretha Franklin. With the guidance of Arista Records chairman Clive Davis, she began her professional singing career when she signed to the label at the age of 19.
Throughout the 1980s, Whitney was romantically linked to American football star Randall Cunningham and actor Eddie Murphy.
Whitney had a daughter by the name of Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown with R&B singer Bobby Brown (formerly of boy band New Edition).
She had leading roles in thee major motion pictures, The Body Guard (1992), Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Preacher’s Wife (1996).
Whitney Houston Black Moment:
- She is the only artist with at least one Grammy, Emmy, MTV Video Music Award, MTV Movie Award, People’s Choice Award, and Billboard Music Award, making her “The Most Awarded Female Artist of All Time” according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
- Whitney is the only artist to chart seven number one Billboard Hot 100 hits in a row from her first two studio albums “Saving All My Love for You” in 1985 to “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” in 1988 — “Saving All My Love for You,” “How Will I Know,” “Greatest Love of All,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me),” “Didn’t We Almost Have It All,” “So Emotional” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”, becoming two of the world’s best-selling albums of all time with 200 million records sold worldwide.
- During the Gulf War she sang “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV in 1991, the recording was released as a single that went platinum. She donated the proceeds to the Red Cross.
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